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Tree Campus USA

SIU has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management! Our school has received the designation for Tree Campus USA! Read about it here. Our Campus Tree Care Plan can be found here.


Our campus hosts events in the Fall and Spring semesters. Our events have included tree plantings, tree walks and Forestry Club demonstrations!

Below are some photos and media coverage from some of these events. 

Students and Staff participants planting trees to celebrate our Tree Campus USA designation

Student tree planting Students and Staff Tree Planting

Tree Campus USA SIU Committee members include:

  • Ashley Bergman, Forestry Student              
  • Elizabeth Cheek, Account Technician, Grounds Department
  • Dr. John Groninger, Forestry Department       
  • Geory Kurtzhals, Sustainability Coordinator
  • Mark McDaniel, Carbondale Arborist             
  • Katherine McGrath, Forestry Student
  • Kevin McIntyre, Forestry Student
  • Dave Tippy, Superintendent of Grounds

Tree planting event